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Springboks snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as Wallabies win in Perth

Nice one, cheers. :)

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Springboks snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as Wallabies win in Perth

@RD - I get "This video has been removed by the user" on both this and NZ v Arg posts...

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Brian O'Driscoll Masterclass - Defensive play at the breakdown

Call me a weirdo, but I still do the old exaggerated "look ref, no hands!" mime after a tackle, just to be on the safe side. It does seem to be a consistent referee-pleaser - just makes his life that little bit easier and helps form the impression in his mind that you're the one playing by the rules. (Or maybe he just thinks to himself "yes mate, I can see you've released him, just get on with it you bellend").

A more useful benefit though is I find it helps you set yourself better to either snaffle the ball or hit the ensuing ruck. I go through a bit of a drill: tackle - up- set - smash. I find it helps anyway, just a personal thing I suppose.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Compilation of the Biggest Hits in World Rugby in August

0:31 - I like to imagine Folau saying something along the lines of "Intercept this, you shit".

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Compilation of the Biggest Hits in World Rugby in August

0:17 Is this the same game where he (Kolbe) scythed through half the oppo players and set up a try? Anyone know which order the two events happened in? Reminiscent of Terry Butcher claiming that had he known Maradona had handballed for his first goal, no way would he have let him dance past him and the rest of the England team for his incredible second, (I call BS on that btw, he couldn't bloody get close to him).

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Ben Tameifuna suspended for 5 weeks for pushing referee Glen Jackson

I'd say the judicial officer got that pretty much spot on.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Brian O'Driscoll Masterclass - Defensive play at the breakdown

What an excellent piece of television. To have someone who is one of the best ever exponents of a specific skill explaining and demonstrating that very skill is great. Especially with little nuggets thrown in like the McCaw thing and with Healey's story about the O'Driscoll training vest.

Seriously considering getting BT Sport - if I do, they will owe Rugbydump some kind of commission because it would be on the back of this piece and the Jacque Burger one featured on here a while ago.

Say what you like about Austin Healey he's good at TV presenting. Mind you, BOD is a natural as well - no surprise I suppose.

By the way, nice skills from Craig Doyle at the end - love the way O'Driscoll tried to stitch him up with that shit pass and yet he was up to the challenge.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Australian Rugby Lookalikes of all time

Neil Jenkins = Sloth off the Goonies

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Ben Tameifuna cited for big shove on referee Glen Jackson

I'd really like to see a proper ban for this. Completely unnecessary. Yes, I understand Tameifuna's frustration to some extent - bloody infuriating when the ref is constantly getting in the way. But in this case, Jackson was already backpedalling to clear the area and would have been out of the way a split second later anyway - that's why I say it was unnecessary.

Add to that the fact that this is rugby, where you don't even talk to the ref, laying your hands on him at all is massively poor form; this kind of forceful shove is incredibly out of order.

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Rugby World Cup 2015 advert featuring rousing team talk from Charles Dance

Am I really going to be the first person to say this is terrible??

God I hate stuff like this. All that "people from Newcastle, Brighton, Southend, etc" reminded me of Nick Clegg in the last general election debates, desperately trying to include everyone. The real lowlight here was the bit with the bloke from Milton Keynes, poor bar steward.

This kind of speech has never done anything for me in real life either though. Maybe there's something wrong with me.


1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

 
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